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By Theresa Tomlinson -
Published 2014Published 2018-06-20
A very enjoyable historical novel! The role of women, even those of high status, is often impossible to track through primary sources. The ...Read Review
By Alison Morton -
This is not an historical novel, being set entirely in the present day, but what may prove of interest to HNS readers is ...Read Review
By JP Reedman -
Stone Lord’s highly original premise takes the legend of King Arthur back into prehistory to the early Bronze Age. This inspired choice ...Read Review
By Christine Middleton -
There have been many novels about the Lancashire witch trials of 1612 but for many modern readers the tragedy and horror of the events ...Read Review
By Yvonne Harlech -
Harp of Joy completes the story started in Mistress of the Temple giving us the story of Dorothy Eady’s life as she ...Read Review
By James M Hockey -
The second in a projected series, this is an imaginative re-drawing of Dark Age Britain in the late 5thC AD, only two generations ...Read Review
By Linda Proud -
A Gift for the Magus is a stand alone prequel to Linda’s wonderful Botticelli trilogy (also available from Godstow Press), in that ...Read Review
By Martin Stephen -
This is the fourth outing for Stephen’s charismatic anti-hero Sir Henry Gresham. It is 1598, and Elizabeth I is getting old. Her health ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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